Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze Vintage 2006
From Cantillon – The particular name of these beers comes from the south-west of France, a region the Cantillon family is very fond of. In this beautiful region, the grandfather is called Lou Pepe. To his grandchildren Florian, Simon, Louis and Sylvain, the master-brewer is the Lou Pepe of the North. The Lou Pepe Gueuze is a blend of three different 2-year-old lambics. The standard Cantillon Gueuze is a blend of 1,2, and 3-year-olds. The inclusion of the younger lambic (which still has some unfermented sugars in it) sparks a refermentation in the bottle that gives Gueuze its famous champagne-like spritziness.
Cantillon – Lou Pepe Gueuze Vintage 2006 – 5% abv. 750 ml bottle shared with proper glassware- at Lucky Baldwins – Pasadena, CA
Appearance: Pours a murky yellow with an orange hue. No head and no visible carbonation.
Aroma: Mildewy books, must and funk.
Taste: Wood barrel, sour funk, and pencil.
Mouthfeel: Watery and low carbonation.
Overall: This beer was big on funk but light on sour. I could tell it was well blended, balanced, but I was looking for a bit more sour that what I was hoping for. This beer is a conversation piece, not something you would even have with a meal or as a drink to take the edge off a long day.